London Degree Shows 2017 Guide – All Schools Should Be Art Schools

bob & roberta Smith Degree Shows

One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of emerging art trends in London is to attend some of the vital degree shows which open to the public starting this month. May launches the London degree show season where Visual Arts students are given the opportunity to showcase case the work that has formed the basis of their degrees.

Through Our Art, What we leave behind human beings can fall in love across many generations – Bob And Roberta Smith

The shows are always interesting and act as a barometer for the future direction of contemporary art.  The range of media is extensive from painting, sculpture, print, video, photography to performance art and styles/ subject matters vary enormously.  Here is a comprehensive list of all the major London degree art shows scheduled for the summer.  Top Image: Bob And Roberta Smith © 2017

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Degree Shows


Slade School of Art   BA/BFA

20-25 May
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Central Saint Martins Degree Shows 2017 Show One 

24 – May 28

Art: BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art, MA Photography, MA Art & Science, MRes: Art – Exhibition Studies, MRes Art – Moving Image, MRes Art – Theory and Philosophy.
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LCC Degree Shows 2017: Media School
Thursday, May 25 – Wednesday, May 31

Private View: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6-9pm (RSVP via Eventbrite)

Exhibition open: Thursday 25 – Wednesday 31 May 2017

Courses featured are:

BA (Hons) Advertising

BA (Hons) Journalism (exhibiting at LCC Studio in Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre)

BA (Hons) Photography

BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

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Kingston University

Saturday 3 June – Friday 9 June 2017

Kingston University Undergraduate Degree Show 2017

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London College of Fashion

Monday, Jun 05 – Monday, Jun 05

LCFBA17 Catwalk Live Stream

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LCF BA 17 Exhibition

Tuesday, Jun 06 – Wednesday, Jun 07

Tuesday, Jun 06 – Wednesday, Jun 07

London College of Fashion


Visit the LCFBA17 exhibition, showcasing student work from across our undergraduate courses including fashion photography, journalism and creative direction.
Running between 6 and 7 June 2017, LCFBA17 will showcase the work of the graduating class of 2017 from across our design and communication courses. Old Spitalfields Market will be transformed into a multifunctional catwalk and exhibition show space, featuring student work from across fashion design technology, photography and styling

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LCC Degree Shows 2017: Screen School
Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 June 2017

Wednesday, Jun 07 – Saturday, Jun 10

Courses featured are:
BA (Hons) Animation

BA (Hons) Film and Television

BA (Hons) Film Practice

BA (Hons) Games Design

BA (Hons) Live Events and Television

BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design

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Slade School of Art
Thursday 8- Saturday 17 June 2017


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Goldsmiths Graduate Show
Goldsmiths Graduate Show 2017


Degree Shows
Thursday 15-Monday 19 June 2017

BA Fine Art, BA Fine Art and History of Art
The annual exhibition of BA graduate work from Goldsmiths’ influential art department brings together three years of creative and critical Fine Art practice in one, final-year showcase.

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Wimbledon Undergraduate Summer Show 2017

Thursday 15 June -Saturday 24 June
BA Fine Art: Painting

BA Fine Art: Print & Time-Based Media

BA Fine Art: Sculpture

BA Theatre & Screen: Costume Design

BA Theatre & Screen: Costume Interpretation

BA Theatre & Screen: Set Design for Screen

BA Theatre & Screen: Technical Arts & Special Effects

BA Theatre & Screen: Theatre Design

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Wimbledon MFA Summer Show 2017

Degree Show

Thursday 15 June -Saturday 24 June 2017

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LCC Degree Shows 2017: Design School
Friday, Jun 16 – Thursday, Jun 22

Courses featured are:
BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design

BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media

BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts

BA (Hons) Spatial Design

Contextual and Theoretical Studies

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Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show 2017

Friday, Jun 16 – Saturday, Jun 24

BA Fine Art

BA Graphic Design Communication

BA Interior & Spatial Design

FdA Interior Design

BA Textile Design

Graduate Diploma Fine Art

Graduate Diploma Interior Design

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Camberwell College of Arts MA Conservation Summer Show 2017

Saturday, Jun 17 – Saturday, Jun 24

Saturday, Jun 17 – Saturday, Jun 24

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Camberwell College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show 2017

Saturday, Jun 17 – Saturday, Jun 24

Camberwell College of Arts

45-65 Peckham Road Camberwell London

Catch the up and coming artists, designers of tomorrow at Camberwell College of Arts from the following courses:
Undergraduate Fine Art Programme

BA Drawing

BA Painting

BA Photography

BA Sculpture
Undergraduate Design Programme

BA Graphic Design

BA Illustration

BA 3D Design

FdA Graphic Design

FdA Illustration
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Central Saint Martins Degree Shows 2017 Show Two 

Wednesday, Jun 21 – Sunday, Jun 25
Product, Ceramic & Industrial Design – BA Ceramic Design, BA Product Design, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery, MA Industrial Design

Culture and Enterprise – BA Culture, Criticism and Curation, MA Innovation Management

Drama and Performance – BA Performance Design and Practice, MA Performance Design and Practice, MA Character Animation

Fashion – BA Fashion, Graduate Diploma in Fashion

Graphic Communication Design – BA Graphic Design, MA Communication Design

Spatial Practices – BA Architecture, MA Architecture, MA Narrative Environments

Jewellery and Textiles – BA Jewellery Design, BA Textile Design, MA Material Futures

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John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University

23 June to 8 July

Students from all Cass disciplines will exhibit their work at the main Cass Summer Show from 23 June to 8 July, with a private view on 22 June from 3.00pm to 9.30pm. The extended private view day will include a series of prize giving ceremonies for Art, Architecture and Design students beginning at 3.30pm leading up to a launch party in the evening.

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Royal College of Art Graduate Show
Royal College of Art Graduate Show

Royal College of Art
24 June 2017 to 2 July 2017
Exhibiting programmes: Animation, Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Critical & Historical Studies, Critical Writing in Art & Design, Contemporary Art Practice, Curating Contemporary Art, Design Interactions, Design Products, Global Innovation Design, History of Design, Information Experience Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Interior Design, Jewellery & Metal, Painting, Photography, Print, Sculpture, Service Design, Textiles, Vehicle Design, Visual Communication
The RCA Fashion Show takes place on 8/9 June.
The School of Architecture will exhibit at an external location from 29 June – 2 July (closed on 30 June).

Open 12–8pm daily, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1
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Camberwell Open House 2017

Saturday, Jun 24 – Saturday, Jun 24

Camberwell College of Arts

1 – 4 Wilson Road & 45 – 65 Peckham Road

11am to 4pm

Open House is a welcoming fun and free event open to all, offering members of our local community and beyond the opportunity to see our students’ work and take part in free art and design workshops.
All workshops are run by Camberwell College of Arts’ experienced tutors and students. At Open House you can learn first-hand how to produce simple photographic images, create a stop motion animation or try out letterpress. In addition, this is a great chance to look round the Summer Shows following our map!
Now in its 13th Year, Open House is a permanent feature on the Camberwell community’s events calendar. The day is hugely popular with local families, many returning year after year. Feedback from visitors to previous events:
‘Fantastic access to see inside and the workings of one of the local area’s great institutions’

‘Very relaxed and fun’

‘Great atmosphere and a brilliant opportunity to try so many different processes with great technical support and materials – all free!’

‘Plenty of activities’

‘We came last year and really enjoyed it, so came back this year’

‘It’s an exciting way for my son to get a flavour of some of the resources and practices available at Art School’
Open House is supported by CRAFT (Camberwell Residential Academic & Fellowship Trust), UAL Widening Participation and Overbury.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Wednesday 28 June -Sunday 2 July 2017

City & Guilds of London Art School

Degree Show: Fine Art, Conservation & Historic Carving

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Thursday 13 July (PV)-Monday 17 July 2017

MFA in Fine Art
A highlight of the contemporary art world calendar, the 2017 MFA exhibition displays work by artists who have studied on Goldsmiths’ world-renowned postgraduate Fine Art programme.

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Camberwell College of Arts MA Summer Show 2017

Thursday, Jul 13 – Wednesday, Jul 19

MA Book Arts

MA Designer Maker

MA Fine Art Digital

MA Illustration

MA Printmaking

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Wimbledon MA Summer Show 2017

Thursday, Sep 07 – Thursday, Sep 14

MA Drawing

MA Painting

MA Theatre Design

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Chelsea MA Summer Show 2017
Friday, Sep 08 – Thursday, Sep 14

MA Fine Art Degree Show

MA Interior & Spatial Design

MA Textile Design

MA Curating & Collections

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City & guilds of London Art School
Wednesday 13 September – Sunday 17 September 2017

MA Fine Art Show

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